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January 14, 2008

The Corridor of Men in Suits

Filed under: Flash Fiction,Writing — litlove @ 12:02 pm

From The Individual Voice

She started working in the hospital in January. Every day, she had lunch alone in the cafeteria filled with doctors and nurses, families of the sick, scheduling coordinators, cleaning crew, insurance billers, credentialing specialists and other personnel that keep a large hospital functioning. To get to and from the cafeteria, she passed through a long hallway lined on both sides with portraits of men in suits, likely doctors, maybe some benefactors. (more…)


January 1, 2008

Overdue Books

Filed under: Flash Fiction,Writing — litlove @ 12:03 pm

From Very Short Novels

We first noticed changes at the library where we thought books knew their place. Every morning the new librarian had to track down The Wanderers and return it to its shelf. Copies of The Homecoming showed up all over town. We’d never read anything like it; we didn’t know what to think. The reference section was playing hide and seek. (more…)

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